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Exhibit by Steve Shay Frame 1, Page 9

A History of the Submarines Built at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard

USS Silversides SS-236
Gato class
Launched August 26, 1941

Upper: Launch cover, cachet design by Martin Aden, shipyard machine postmark.
Lower: First Day Postal Service cover, USS Silversides Type 3z(TTT) cancel and censor mark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Displacement of 2,424 tons, 311′ in length, one deck gun. Made fourteen war patrols in the Pacific during World War II, sinking 23 ships. 3rd on the Honor Roll with number of ships sunk, 5th with total tonnage sunk, 90,080 tons. Decommissioned New London, Connecticut 1946. Placed in service as training ship Chicago, Illinois 1947. Presently in Muskegon, Michigan as floating memorial.

 

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